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pinky & rosie

I apologise for my lack of knowledge!!!
Hi was just wondering whether any of u experts have been to the rspb reserve at Conwy N. Wales? I am debating going out there tomorrow but have been told by a few people it is a wasted journey as nothing much goes on although according to their website there have been a fair few sightings. Any comments greatly appreciated as its a rather long drive especially with my 2 year old!!!

Many thanx
 

Johnny1

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Hi Pinky & Rosie, Conwy is always worth a visit especially if you combine it with a visit to llanfairfechan to do some sea watching or to the Great Orme. Jack Snipe, Smew and Water rail have all been seen at Conwy recently. There are usually a good selection of waders there. If you go to the RSPB website and look up Conwy you will see a recent sightings page which should give you up to date info.
 

pinky & rosie

I apologise for my lack of knowledge!!!
thanx had already looked at web site i thought it looked ok with a good few sightings but was told it wasn't that good. Also noticed u from lancashire would greatly appreciate any info on good patches round there too as i live in between merseyside and lancashire really right on border! i am quite new to bird watching and am still tryin to find good places to visit.

thanx
 

Vernon Lundy

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Living as you do in Lancs/Merseyside I presume you know all about Marshside RSPB, Southport. As a novice it is always possible to pick up ID tips from experienced birders so anywhere that birders 'honeypot' towards is worth visiting - Pennington Flash has an abundance of hides and many friendly birders and the feeders afford the opportunity to get great close-ups of many species, including marauding sparrowhawk and water rail.
 

Johnny1

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If you are new to birding I think you should try Martin Mere, there's something for everyone there and plenty for the beginner with over a 1,000 Whooper Swans and plenty of Geese, Teal, Wigeon, Shovellers and Pochard. I was there for a couple of hours today and some of the rarer birds seen were Marsh Harriers (2) Stonechat, Brambling and Peregrine, usually a couple of Buzzards knocking around and a kingfisher. There's also Mere Sands Wood nearby.
 
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littlearthur

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Conwy is excellent. Good cafe to sit in and a board written up every day to tell you what has been spotted. I've seen little egrets, a kingfisher and many more. Furthermore it is a lovely setting with the castle in the distance. There is an excellent walk around the perimeter too.
 

Dave Williams

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Conwy also has a decent book section in their well stocked shop. There are quite a few other places within easy striking distance too so a good day out.
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
It's also a good place to get up to date information on what else is around locally, Morfa Madryn, Llanfairfechan, Aber pools, Great & Little Ormes, Abergele, Conway Valley etc.

James
 

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